Thursday, September 29, 2022

Sneaker Gimmicks by LG

LG’s internal research found that these ‘sneakerheads’ would benefit greatly from a solution that 
not only made their cherished shoes stand out more, but also provided them with the optimal care.
With this eye opening revelation they started working on a product I am not sure the world needs, 
except if you are intending to invest in storage rather than your collection: 
The LG Styler™ ShoeCase and ShoeCare was just introduced at the IFA 2022.
Equipped with the company’s hygiene-enhancing TrueSteam™ technology, LG’s total shoe 
care solution offers a customized shoe management.
LG Styler ShoeCase with transparent panels is a solution for shoe storage and showcasing shoes. 
In addition to creating the ideal environment for storing shoes by protecting against humidity 
and fabric-discoloring UV light,1 the Styler ShoeCase represents a great way for shoe enthusiasts 
to show-off their favorite pairs, offering interior features such as a 360-degree rotating turntable 
and a modular design that makes it possible to stack up to four cases on top of one another.
Also making its debut at IFA, a clothing care solution with steam technology, LG Styler ShoeCare 
employs the company’s proven TrueSteam technology to deliver a ‘refreshing’ shoe management 
It also leverages the Zeo-Dry filter’s absorbent properties of zeolite to soak up moisture and 
help remove smells from footwear, making shoes more pleasant to wear and to have around.
Moreover, the new LG Styler ShoeCare solution optimizes the management of various shoe types, 
including leather, suede and sports footwear, with its 10 different courses.
Depending on the type and fabric of the shoe, it controls its use of TrueSteam to refresh the shoe. 

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

My 80s Obsessions

I have an obsessiv nature. It's all or nothing. Perfectionism is one side of this medal, loosing 
myself in details is a weird form of bliss.
Most of you know I have a sneaker obsession, but my nerdism does not stop there.
I have a penchant for most elements of the 80s especially with a HipHop history (Double Goose 
jackets, Cazal sunglasses, jewelry like namerings, cookie chains and grills, boomboxes and so on).

Here's an obsession which's seedling was planted in my teenage years, when I first watched it 
and has developed to a force in the past decade : AKIRA by Katsuhiro Otomo. 
It is the film I have probably watched the most in my life together with FANTASIA (another 
masterpiece, but from a much earlier era) and will never be able to stop praising.
It's my go-to watch if I am too lazy to decide on a movie and my favorite clothing inspo forever.

For me Katsuhiro Otomo is a genius of style and details, so it never gets boring to enjoy it over 
and over and over again.
This love for details 
frame composition in a movie I found in the work of masterminds like Akira 
Kurosawa, makes my heart sing.
The impeccable Japanese cool of Kaneda gives me the best neo-Steve McQueen vibes.

Here are some original drawings and cells from the production, which are so amazing in my 
opinion, that I must share them

Monday, August 1, 2022

Adidas catalog from 1949

Here a real vintage catalog gem. 

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

This is my adidas

I feel honoured to announce that adidas originals came to visit me at home to check out my adidas for their 
confirmed app.
It's always a challenge to choose a few favorites for short formats such as this, so I went for some vintage, 
some retro, some running, some basketball and I hope you enjoy the selection I made.
You can watch the whole video on the confirmed app or below:

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Sneaker Freaker Issue #47 feature

It's been over 8 years since my last Sneaker Freaker appearance and I am more than honored 
to get a monster feature of almost 30 pages in the current issue #47
A huge thank you to Woody for his patience and for giving me the creative freedom to bombard 
him with pictures of over 80 pairs as it was impossible to decide for some 20-30 favourites 
(trying to go for just 1 example pair of a model I love and not all the CWs and variations I 
own also helped a bit) and for letting me talk some real talk about what OCD/OSD and serious 
collecting actually means for one’s sanity and surrounding.
I feel super grateful for this massive feature and being able to speak my mind instead of 
answering the same questions I am asked at every interview is a huge privilege!
Sneaker Freaker Magazine #47 is now available and I can’t wait to hear what you guys have 
to say about it.

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Kids Nike Zoo and Ball

 Still my favorite vintage Nike kids theme collection

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